Meyer lemons (Citrus limon 'Meyer') are a hardy variety of lemon that can produce lots of fruit over much of the year. You can grow your very own lifetime supply of lemons!
Meyer's decorative golden yellow, slightly rounded juicy fruit is sweeter and less acidic than other lemons, such as Eureka and Lisbon, so is perfect for juicing.
Meyer lemon trees can grow up to 5m tall or around 2.5m for dwarf grafted trees, which are ideal for growing in smaller spaces and also pots. They'll thrive in all but the coldest areas and do best in a spot that receives at least 6 hours of sunshine a day.
In addition to the bright yellow fruit, Meyer lemons also have glossy green leaves and sweetly perfumed white flowers in spring, so they're both beautiful and delicious.
As the weather warms up in late winter and early spring, it's time to plant your very own Meyer lemon. Choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil and mix some Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver Plant Fertiliser into the soil in the bottom of the planting hole. You can also grow a dwarf Meyer lemon in 40cm diameter (or larger) pot filled with Yates Premium Potting Mix. After planting your new tree, water it in well. When new leaves begin to appear in spring, start feeding every 1-2 weeks with a fast acting liquid plant food such as Yates Thrive Natural Citrus & Fruit Liquid Plant Food, which will encourage healthy new growth. It's important to keep the soil moist throughout spring and summer as the Meyer lemon establishes.